Songs and Activities to Teach Quarter Rest/ Ta Rest

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Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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Need songs, activities, and ideas for teaching quarter rest (or ta rest)?This comprehensive product includes:

*Five folk songs/chants for teaching quarter rest, or ta rest, with notation and game directions ("Bow Wow Wow," "Naughty Kitty Cat," "Pease Porridge Hot," "See the old witch," and "Johnny caught a flea")
*Lessons and visuals for the book "Please Baby Please," by Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, and Kadir Nelson
*Quarter rest/ Ta rest learning center directions, including a "Be a composer" worksheet for one of the stations
*Rhythm flashcards for quarter rest/ ta rest: Each page comes with two flashcards, which can be printed onto cardstock, cut into two (on the solid line), and laminated for frequent use. The flashcard set comes with 10 rhythmic patterns; with most of the patterns being commonly found in folk songs. The patterns are first written with noteheads, and then in stick notation (without noteheads). The flashcards can be used for reading practice, composition, instrument playing, transitions, and more!
*Partwork activities for "Naughty Kitty Cat" and "Bow Wow Wow"
*Lesson plan for presenting rest
(35 minutes long)
*Listening lesson for Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, mvmt. 2
*Strategies to prepare and practice rest,
physically, visually, and aurally
*Visuals for "See the old witch" and "Bow Wow Wow"(students can point to the icons representing the beat, and can identify why there are 1, 2, or no pictures)
*SMART Board file of 16 beats (to help aurally find the silent beats with the SMART board pen)
*SMART Board File for "Bow Wow Wow" (to present rest)
*Paper airplane reading game for reading ta, ti-ti, and quarter rest patterns, using a koosh ball or squishy ball. This is a PDF, but can be viewed like a slideshow by going to "view," then "full screen"
*Quarter rest/ Ta rest pre- and post-test, with answer key
*Rhythm manipulatives for ta, ti-ti, and rest
*Quarter rest/ Ta rest graphic organizer and answer key
*Bow Wow Wow fruit form SMART notebook
(for students to label the rhythmic form with apples, bananas, and cherries)

Prior Knowledge: It is assumed that the students know eighth notes and quarter note (ti-ti and ta) prior to this unit.

If you use alternate rhythm names, such as "du" and "du-day" instead of "ta" and "ti-ti," you can still use all of the files, as the rhythm names aren't specified within the files.

If you don't have SMART notebook, you can view the SMART notebook files by opening them at

You can purchase this set at a discount as part of these bundles:
Quarter Rest Mega-Set
Kindergarten and First Grade Music Mega-Set

Looking for more quarter rest materials? Try these:
Unlock the Door {Quarter Rest}
Which Animal {Rhythm Game for Quarter Rest}
Rhythm Road Trip {Quarter Rest}

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Total Pages
69 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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